Experts by Subject

Agriculture: Caroline Brock; Judson Reid
Business: Donald Kraybill; Erik Wesner
Childhood: Mark DewaltJill Korbin
Communities: Rachel SteinErik Wesner
Converts: Cory Anderson
Cultural change: Joshua R. BrownJames CatesDonald KraybillDavid McConnellJanneken Smucker
Demographics: Edsel Burdge, Jr.; Joseph DonnermeyerLawrence Greksa; Rachel Stein
Education: Caroline Brock; Mark DewaltKaren Johnson-WeinerDavid McConnell
Entrepreneurship: Janneken SmuckerErik Wesner
Environment: David McConnell
Family: Mark Dewalt; Karen Johnson-Weiner; Jill Korbin
Gender roles: Joshua R. BrownKaren Johnson-Weiner
Health: Caroline Brock; Martha King
Health care: Martha KingMark Louden
History: Steve NoltSusan Trollinger
Horse-and-buggy safety: Cory Anderson
Language: Joshua R. BrownSteve Hartman KeiserMark Louden
Legal issues: Mark Louden
Media: David Weaver-Zercher
Mental health: James CatesLawrence GreksaJill Korbin
Migration and settlements: Cory Anderson; Edsel Burdge, Jr.
Non-Amish plain groups: Edsel Burdge, Jr.; Beth GraybillJudson Reid
Occupations: Joseph DonnermeyerSteve Nolt
Quilts: Janneken Smucker
Religious beliefs: Donald KraybillSteve NoltSusan TrollingerDavid Weaver-Zercher
RumspringaRichard Stevick
Social change: Joseph DonnermeyerLawrence GreksaMartha King; Rachel Stein
Social services: James Cates
Technology: Donald KraybillSteve NoltJudson Reid; Richard Stevick
Tourism: Beth Graybill; Susan Trollinger
Women: Beth Graybill; Karen Johnson-Weiner
Youth: Richard Stevick

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture.

Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of a collaborative research grant on Amish diversity and identity in the 20th century. The research team included principal investigator Donald B. Kraybill of Elizabethtown College (Pa.) and two co-investigators, Steven M. Nolt of Goshen College (Ind.) and Karen M. Johnson-Weiner of SUNY Potsdam (New York).

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information will be revised and added on a periodic basis.

Recent books

The Amish book cover Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback available in January 2018)

The Amish: A Concise Introduction book cover

Author: Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016)